Traveling in Phuket province

Traveling in South Thailand

Phuket province  province is one of all the provinces in Thailand I have stayed at least 1 night. Phuket is the name of a province in South Thailand but also the name of an island and also the name of a town on that island. Phuket was our beach destination when going on holiday when I was still living in Europe in the end 1990's. See my older posting Old photos from Phuket. Photo above is Kata Noi beach in 1995. But in the past almost 20 years I have only visited Phuket briefly 2 or 3 times. So my travel experience about Phuket is not very recent. Personally for me the beauty of Phuket is gone and too busy nowadays. If you want to go to beaches in Thailand there are so many beautiful beaches on other islands and even on the mainland of South Thailand. But if you like entertainment at a beach resort town then Phuket might be the place to go. Phuket province is actually an island on the west-coast of South Thailand and surrounded by the Andaman Sea. The capital town of Phuket province is Phuket town on the middle of the island and is famous for its beautiful colonial style Chinese shophouses that luckily have not been destroyed. More famous are beaches like Patong and Kata and the islands like Phi Phi (although they are not part of Phuket province and are actually better visited from Krabi).

How to get to Phuket province?

  • 🚘 🛵 from Bangkok via route 41, route 44 and route 4
  • ✈️ the International Airport of Phuket (HKT) is on the north side of Phuket island and serves flights to Bangkok (BKK & DMK), Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Chengdu, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Seoul, Yangon and Ho Chi Min City.
  • 🚞 there is no train station in Phuket province or at any nearby province
  • 🚌 from all major cities in South Thailand and of course from Bangkok. But also from places like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket.

Traveling in South Thailand

One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster

The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!